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16 Is The New 9: Kentucky Oaks 10 Days Out

Posted by Brian Appleton on April 26, 2011

Exactly ten days until the May 6th Kentucky Oaks and now we have a finalized number of fillies who are eyeing the prized contest. Sixteen talented three-year-old fillies have been listed as possibly contenders for the biggest sophomore filly race of the year and only two would be running without graded stakes earnings. The Kentucky Oaks (gr.1) field is limited to 14 starters and by the middle of next week we will know who the lucky fourteen are. Some notable sophomore fillies  that appear to be skipping the Oaks inclue Grade 2 winner Dancinginherdreams who finished 9th in the Ashland Stakes (gr.1) on April 9th.  Wyomia will also skip the Kentucky Oaks, pointing instead for the Black Eyes Susan Stakes (gr.2) at Pimlico on Preakness Stakes day.

Here in no particular order as the names of the 16 fillies under consideration for the Kentucky Oaks; R Heat Lightning, Joyful Victory, Kathmanblu, Daisy Devine, Lilacs and Lace, Zazu, Plum Pretty, St. John’s River, Holy Heavens, Bouquet Booth, Delightful Mary, Arienza, Summer Soiree, Suave Voir Faire, Royal Delta, Street Storm. I know I’m supposed to do the “Novel Nine” every week with only three honorable mentions but with only four more fillies listed as possibilities I’ll just go ahead and profile the whole bunch. [Read the complete post and see all 16 fillies ranked here on Kentucky Oaks Runner at Horse Racing Nation]

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